Update: Ubisoft and Google have seen fit to let you lucky gamers head back to the world of Greek mythology a little sooner than expected, as the demo for Ubisoft’s Immortals Fenyx Rising is live again on Google Stadia. It’s available to play until the 21st of December, well past the actual game’s launch.
There’s virtually no reason not to check it out, but… how do you do that? It’s as simple as opening up the following link in Chrome on your computer and then signing into the Google account you almost invariably have.
Original story: Coming in on day three of Google Stadia’s announcement streams, gamers can now check out one of Ubisoft’s big hitters for this Christmas; Immortals Fenyx Rising. If you’re too worn out to play it yourself you can take a gander at our thoughts right here!
Formerly known as Gods and Monsters, Immortals Fenyx Rising is a third person action adventure set in Ancient Greece, with all of the Gods and Monsters still clearly intact. The elevator pitch for it was undoubtedly along the lines of “let’s mix Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild together and see what happens” but we probably shouldn’t sneer at picking two of the best games of the last couple of years as your direct inspiration. It feels like there’s rather more going on than that, which you’ll discover in the first few minutes of the demo, when you’re presented with an uncharacteristically amusing take on Zeus.
You take control of Fenyx, a new winged demigod, who is on a quest to save the Greek gods and their home from a dark curse. You’ll get to take on fantastical versions of mythological beasts, master the legendary powers of the gods, on the path to defeating Typhon, the deadliest Titan in Greek mythology. You get to put your own twist on Fenyx, as you can create their look before heading out on your quest, and the cartoonish stylings are as endearing as they were in Breath of the Wild and more recently in Genshin Impact.
The demo for Immortals Fenyx Rising will remain available until the 29th of October, but once it’s gone you won’t have to wait too long for the main game to arrive as it launches on the 3rd of December 2020. While it’s obviously coming to Google Stadia, you’ll also be able to pick the game up on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo Switch.
You can simply follow this link in a Chrome browser and you’ll be playing the demo for Immortals Fenyx Rising quicker than you can sign up for a Stadia account (don’t worry though, the demo, and signing into Stadia, are both completely free!)